Sunday, October 24, 2010

Maher Zain

The first time I've heard the music and name Maher Zain, it was from my friend Faiznur Abdullah and Rafiuddin Hafiz Hanuar. At first, i thought to myself "this is just another new singer whose only showboating one hit song and everyone knows Nasyhed cannot be commercialised. I WAS WRONG. Turns out, everybody was listening to this man called Maher Zain. I was like "aik, ramainye yg minat lagu mamat nih, best sangat ke? can he go all the way? macamana ramai sngt leh tawu pasal mamat nih? famous sangat ke?"

So on a fine day, i Googled about him, read about his bibliography and listen to his songs. MasyaAllah, he's really talented! The last time i felt touched by a Nasyhed song was Hijjaz, Rabbani and Raihan. I felt sorry for my stupidity for judging this wonderful soul as someone yg "bajet". I continued listening to more and more song. Turns out, i get chills at each and everyone of his song. I continously watch the ratings on his video at Youtube. Tiap-tiap hari bertambah viewer, sampai millions. Wow, this guy is a world sensation. Ramai gak yg minat lagu berunsurkan keagamaan nih, alhamdulillah. Eversince then, I am a follower of Maher Zain. His songs gives me a sense of peace and tranquility, sumpah cakap. 
For example, i was driving my brother to his tusyen at 5.30. the clock was already 5.25 and the journey usually takes 15 minutes. Apa lagi, henjut arr Smart aku tuh. 80-100, 120-130, tuh pown atas jalan biasa ja kot. atas freeway, 160. And then, entah cmana, I felt a need of song change, so i change to Cd Player, and pop, MAher Zain. And then suddenly my driving change from fast and dangerous driver to relax and cool headed driver. tiba-tiba aku terpikir, "Bila plak aku beli CD nih?" I found out that my mother bought the Cd couple of weeks ago. I was like, "mak aih, mak aku pown layan Maher Zain." Paling susah la taste music mak aku nak sama dengan aku, hehe. Sayang u mama!

In conclusion to that, I just wanna say that his music has no age barrier, ethnicity barrier and geographical barrier. He is the true new hero of me. I mean, think about it, a man who sings and rhymes about Islam, what's not to like, right? X)

Maher Zain (born 1982) is a Swedish singer and music producer of Lebanese origin. His first album 'Thank You Allah' of 13 tracks and two bonus songs was released on 1 November 2009. His music videos on Youtube have collectively gained more than 4 million views.

Some of my favourite songs.


Now we share the same bright sun,
The same round moon
Why don’t we share the same love
Tell me why not
Life is shorter than most have thought

Hold my hand
There are many ways to do it right
Hold my hand
Turn around and see what we have left behind
Hold my hand my friend
We can save the good spirit of me and you
For another chance
And let’s pray for a beautiful world
A beautiful world I share with you


For the rest of my life
I`ll be with you
I`ll stay by your side honest and true
Till the end of my time
I`ll be loving you. loving you
For the rest of my life
Thru days and night
I`ll thank Allah for open my eyes
Now and forever I I`ll be there for you


So when the time is hard
There’s no way to turn
As HE promise HE will always be there
To bless us with HIS love and HIS mercy
Coz, as HE promise HE will always be there
HE’s always watching us, guiding us
And HE knows what’s in all in our heart


I never thought about
All the things you have given to me
I never thanked you once
I was too proud to see the truth
And prostrate to you
Until I took the first step
And that’s when you opened the doors for me
Now Allah, I realized what I was missing
By being far from you.

Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah.

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